New Small Business Cash Flow Deposits Solution Launched by CBA
(24 May 2023 – Australia) CBA has launched an innovative new Capital Growth short notice deposit account designed to help small businesses maximise cash flow.
The new short notice 48-hour and seven-day deposit account allows CBA’s small to medium sized enterprise (SME) customers to earn higher interest at the same time as being able withdraw funds with just 48 hours or seven days’ notice.
A high proportion of small businesses hold cash for lump sum payments such as one-off tax payments at the end of financial year. CBA data also reveals a significant number of SMEs have largely maintained cash reserves after the pandemic with customers currently holding 39 percent more in average deposit balances than in January 2020.
“We know cash flow is key for our customers, especially in the current economic environment. This means customers don’t need to trade-off higher interest accounts with the requirement to provide a longer notice period or lock away funds in fixed term and wait for them to mature ahead of accessing them” stated CBA’s Business Bank Group Executive, Mike Vacy-Lyle.
“We also recognise that businesses are still operating in an uncertain environment and some are doing it tough. Customers facing financial hardship or those in vulnerable circumstances will be able to withdraw funds immediately without serving the notice period.”